Category: Persecution

A Pro-Israel Page was shut down by Facebook amid alleged anti-Semitic cyberattack

A pro-Israel, evangelical Zionist Facebook page for prayer and worship with around 76 million “likes” was banned after it claims to have been inundated by a cyberattack of over 2 million comments, many of which were anti-Semitic in nature.  Mike Evans, an American pastor and founder of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center and the […] Read More

China orders Christians to take down crosses, images of Jesus; worship communist leaders not God

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, poor Christian villagers in China have been ordered to renounce their faith and replace displays of Jesus with portraits of Chairman Mao and President Xi Jinping or risk losing their welfare benefits. Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that in April, officials with China’s Communist Party visited believers’ homes in Linfen, a prefecture-level […] Read More

High school football coach fired for praying after games loses again in federal court

After the U.S. Supreme Court sent his case back to a lower court last year, a federal judge ruled this week that a school district in Washington state was within its right to prohibit high school football coach Joe Kennedy from kneeling in prayer on the 50-yard-line after games. Federal Judge Ronald Leighton granted Bremerton […] Read More

Al-Shabaab warns all Christians to leave northeastern Kenya immediately

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab has “ordered” Christians to leave three counties in northeastern Kenya to allow local Muslims to get all local jobs, according to the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern. “Muslim teachers, doctors, engineers, and young graduates from the northeastern province are unemployed. Isn’t it better to give them a chance? There is […] Read More

Christianity crackdown:Nine pastors beaten by police in India for preaching the Gospel of God

A GROUP of nine Christians were assaulted by Indian police over claims they were trying to force people to change religions. Religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported nine pastors, including one man with disabilities, were violently assaulted on February 21. The incident happened in the town of Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu State. The pastors […] Read More

Pastor of 7 Family Members Killed in Fire: ‘We Have Real Pain, but We Have Hope in Jesus’

A Christian mother and her six children died in a house fire over the weekend near Clinton, Miss. Now the family’s pastor is speaking out to CBN News about the deep grief as well as the abiding faith that’s carrying the family and church through this tragedy. The mom, Brittany Presley, and her children died […] Read More

‘The Bible Is Banned’ – China Shuts Down Churches, Threatens Christians

China’s crackdown on the booming house church movement continued this fall, with government officials raiding worship services and even telling Christians they could no longer read the Bible.  By law, churches in China must register with the government and join either the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (if they’re Protestant) or the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. But […] Read More